United Nations Millennium Campaign
The UN Millennium Campaign informs, inspires and encourages people’s involvement and action for the realization of the Millennium Development Goals (MDGs). An initiative of the United Nations, the Campaign supports citizens’ efforts to hold their government accountable for the Millennium promise.
The objective of the MDGs, which is to liberate people from the crippling conditions of extreme poverty, is particularly relevant to the Scouts, not only because of their interest in child development but also because many of their members currently live in countries hoping to achieve the MDGs. The Scout's interest in the UN Millennium Campaign was officially recognized with the Memorandum of Understanding in 2005.
To specifically support the UN Millennium Campaign, World Scouting launched the “Youth of the World Campaign”, which aims to inform young people of issues of development and encourages them to act in response to the needs of their community. As a part of the campaign, NSOs have been encouraged to develop projects for the senior sections of their organizations in the following areas: peace, security and disarmament, development and the eradication of poverty, and the protection of our common environment.
La semaine dernière, plus de 45 participants représentant les plus grandes organisations de jeunesse, des organisations de la société civile, diverses agences des Nations Unies, des représentants du secteur privé et universitaire, se sont réunis pendant deux jours à New York. Le but de cette réunion était de coordonner et d’harmoniser les efforts des uns et des autres pour renforcer la participation des jeunes et des enfants dans la formulation de l’agenda au-delà de 2015 qui va succéder aux Objectifs du Millénaire pour le Développement. Le Scoutisme Mondial a été invité, en tant que l’une des plus grandes organisations de jeunesse, à être un acteur clé de cette importante réunion de consultation.
10 Arab and 7 European Scouts have shared their cultures and ideas during 4 days at the Evo Camp, during the Roverway, from 24 to 28 July! Better understanding each other, contributing to the post 2015 Millennium Development Goals process and creating new friendships were the agenda of this Euro-Arab workshop.
Launched by the Millennium Campaign, STAND UP is an innovative and exciting challenge to set an official Guinness World Record - the greatest number of people ever to STAND UP Against Poverty and for the Millennium Development Goals - on October 15-16 2006.
Scouting and the United Nations call upon the youth of the world - In Rome, on 22 April 2005, the World Organization of the Scout Movement (WOSM) signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the United Nations Millennium Campaign.